Volunteer & Donate
Library Volunteers |Local Volunteer Opportunities | Donating Items | Donating Funds | Memorial Books | Commemorative Bricks
Volunteering at Bloomingdale Public Library
Teen Volunteer Opportunities
Teen Book Reviews - Do you love to read and review books? Then write reviews for our new Teen Book Reviews shelf on Goodreads! Each review will earn you one service hour and you can complete three reviews per month. Your reviews will be added to our Goodreads page and other social media accounts. Visit the Teen Book Reviews page to get started!
Volunteens - Are you a student going into grades 7-12? Are you looking for a fun way to get job experience, earn service hours, or make a difference in the community? If so, the Bloomingdale Public Library VolunTEENs program is looking for you! During your summer vacation, we’ll develop a schedule to fit your availability and our programming needs. You’ll work 10-15 hours over the 8-week program with BPL's Youth Services staff preparing crafts, keeping the library tidy, and helping with special projects. Summer is an exciting time at the library—be a part of it! If you are interested in joining our group of amazing VolunTEENs, applications are available online or can be picked up in the library at the Youth Services desk or found online.
Please contact Carol Leeson, VolunTEEN Coordinator, at (630) 924-2744 or email email@example.com if you have any questions regarding the program. Applications accepted from April 1-May 14.
Local Volunteer Opportunities
Check out these local organizations for volunteer opportunites for all ages.
Item Donation Guidelines
Bloomingdale Public Library is accepting item donations inside at the Circulation Desk (donation receipts are available). Do not leave donations outside or in our lobby area. Due to limited storage space, not all donations are accepted.
WHAT WE ACCEPT
- Hardcover and paperback books in good condition
- Children’s books
- DVDs with cases
- Video games
- We DO NOT accept items outside of our acceptable donations list - NO toys, clothing, etc. We can only accept books or AV materials as listed above.
- Damaged, dirty, highlighted, or stained books
- Musty material with mildew or smoke odors – try the sniff test!
- Books with dust or cobwebs
- Encyclopedias older than 10 years
- Textbooks older than 5 years
- VHS cassette tapes
- Record albums and audio cassette tapes
Donations become the absolute and unconditional property of the library and cannot be returned to the donor for any reason. Once the library takes possession of an item, the library is free to make all decisions in accordance with its established procedures with respect to the retention, storage, use, and disposition of that item.
Items of local interest should be directed to the Local History Department at (630)924-2765 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monetary donations are welcome. It is the policy of the Library to expend monetary donations on materials, equipment, or a project acceptable to the donor. Other donations such as equipment, stocks, etc. may be accepted, but would be subject to the approval of the Library Director and the Board of Library Trustees.
In memoriam of a loved one, you may donate towards a book that will be added to the library collection. The book will include a book plate acknowledging your donation and the person, and you are welcome to choose a subject or genre that they enjoyed.
If you would like to make a memorial book donation, please contact Abby Budzynski, the Adult Services Department Head, at (630) 924-2733 or email@example.com.
Commemorative Brick Program
You are invited to buy a commemorative brick that will be permanently installed in the Dominic Froio Memorial Garden at the Bloomingdale Public Library!
Cost for Bricks
|Family or group 4" x 8" - $75.00
Each brick holds up to three lines of type with thirteen characters per line.
Engraved letters are filled with a black epoxy for protection from the elements.
Please note: Placement of bricks in the Memorial Garden is determined by the Library. Special requests can not be honored.
Sponsored by The Bloomingdale Business Promotion and Cultural Development Committee
To purchase a brick, please come to the Business Office for an order form. All donations are tax deductible. Make checks payable to "Village of Bloomingdale."